Are You Spirited?

Snowdown’s Most Sophisticated Event

2019 marks the silver anniversary of La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s annual Colorado Wine and Craft Spirits Tasting Party and Silent Auction, one of the most fun and sophisticated events of Durango’s Snowdown Winter Celebration. That’s cause to celebrate. So is the great public service La Plata Open Space Conservancy provides through its work. That’s why we’ve been celebrating for 25 years.

No matter how cold it is outside on the evening of January 31, we expect it to be hot inside Mutu’s Italian Kitchen, our great venue again this year. That’s the result of a sell-out crowd reveling over La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s great work, their shared community connections, the great Mutu’s menu featuring donated Sunnyside Meats and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory treats, and Colorado craft spirits distilled by the good people at Durango-based Durango Craft Spirits and Honey House Distillery, Peach Street Distillers from Palisade, and Woods High Mountain Distillery from Salida. And don’t worry beer or wine enthusiasts, we have you covered too with donated Ska Brewing beer and wine from Animas Wine and Spirits.

If you want to be part of this fun and rewarding event, you’d better act quickly to reserve your spot (we maintain a list rather than issuing paper tickets), as we’re sure it will sell out faster than in previous years. Look for the Purchase Snowdown Admission buttons to access our online reservation and sales system. If the tempting edibles and libations above don’t get you excited, maybe some of the incredible silent auction and raffle items will. You can see a partial listing of them below.

Noteworthy among those items is an NRS Outlaw Raft generously donated by Board member Adam Reeves of underwriter Maynes, Bradford, Shipps, and Sheftel. The Board is selling $10 raffle tickets for the boat now. Those who cannot attend the event – one need not be present to win – can purchase tickets by contacting the offices of La Plata Open Space Conservancy.

You can come in black tie. You can keep with this year’s Snowdown theme of “Get Your Comicon” and come in comic book themed attire. You can come in any type of attire you’d like. Just come and be you, and celebrate La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s rich history of success, all while helping to ensure La Plata Open Space Conservancy’s future is even brighter.

Our Generous Underwriters

(To Date)

Gold Underwriters ($1,000 and up)

Kennebec Construction

Silver Underwriters ($500 – $999)

Bronze Underwriters ($300 to $499)


Our Fabulous Silent Auction Items

Under Construction. Already Pledged Items Will Be Added Soon, And Newly Pledged Items Will Be Added As Pledges Are Received